Trita Parsi returns to the show to discuss his latest article for Foreign Policy, “Blame Trump When Iran Races for the Bomb.” Parsi says Trump is using the Iran Deal as a negotiating chip with North Korea and explains how the message might incentivize other countries—and Iran in particular—to further develop their nuclear programs in the future. Parsi then goes through the common misconceptions and the real consequences of the Iran Deal and how much good diplomacy could be undone if the deal is destroyed. Finally Parsi discusses the Iranian political landscape and the potential fallout if the Iran Deal is undone.

Trita Parsi is the president of the National Iranian American Council and the author of “Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy.” Parsi is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Follow him on Twitter: @tparsi.

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